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The Gwili Railway thread

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Matt78, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. City of truro fan

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    Trecatty looked like a good engine it is a shame if it was scrapped. It would have been good in a museum . I expect his old drivers were mad
     
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    More bits and pieces

    1. Aberaeron signal box being painted, and the new base is ready. Should hopefully be in position before we open.

    2. track work ongoing, two more panels due to be replaced this weekend. This should see us to opening.

    3. spear fencing now installed and painted

    4. New wooden fence panels.

    5. more door parts for GWR 216, the collection grows....


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    I like this post. The updates are good and you always answer the questions well.
     
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    Any idea what that 3198 H number is about/in reference too ?
     
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    no, we think it’s from a GWR carriage, any help welcome!
     
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    That makes sense, I have a vague memory that I read somewhere that GWR Lettered each door rather than numbered so that might explain where the H comes from ?
     
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    I’ve seen similar on LCDR carriages - carriage number and compartment letter.

    Tom
     
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    Correct
    All doors have the coach number and door letter on them, normally just below the droplight. These panels seem to be part of the ventilators at the top of the door (old style stock).
    3198 would be a third class coach, diagram C10, Lot 915 (which puts original coach as possibly late 19th century). http://mmrs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/GW-coach-numbers.pdf
     
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    We are reopening- Saturday 29th May. All trains in May and June will be hauled by L92. See website for details

    https://gwili-railway.co.uk/

    Also the car park spear fencing has been completed today and more platform fencing work done.

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    Let's go down the WW2 aircraft route, use that one part as a starting point and have a "restoration" of 3198...
     
  11. Matt78

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    Another update as we head towards opening-

    1. Bronwydd Arms sign repaired and re-erected

    2. Lever frame for Aberaeron Signal Box

    3. Two more panels of track replaced.

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    Update


    More prep and painting on the vintage carriages- under frame of 220 and bolections of 216

    our booths rail crane has also left us today for pastures new.

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    It’s not travelling too far and is transferring to a preservation site, other than that I’ll have to leave it to the new owners to announce.
     
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    I hope it is going to conwil to help put the track bac the other way and meet up with the railway. That would be a good choice for the new owners. When will the announcement be?
     
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    Update

    Last weekend before we open so lots of tidying up going on, the new car park spear fence has been painted and looks good. Repairs to our TCL carriage and work as ever continues on the vintage carriages with more under frame paining on TVR 220.

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    More goings on as we head towards opening on Saturday. Of note is the pairing of two “valleys” engines, a first for us. Lots of site sorting, signs being erected, work continues on Aberaeron Signal box.

    still time to book tickets if you fancy some Great Western steam through the Carmarthenshire countryside!

    regards

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    Love the pictures matt! I'm going to bring the family as soon as we're next in wales for a trip, probably early July.

    It's great you have all made the most of the time with no trains running to get maintenance jobs done etc! Railway looks great in the pics for it!

    Tom
     
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    A few pics from our first day back on Ops. We are open tomorrow and Monday as well.

    photo credits D Jones and S Jones

    regards

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    Almost Western Perfection....a shot from the opening weekend. We are open again this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

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